The Wellbeing champions program
The wellbeing champion program between the AFLNT and headspace Darwin launched at the start of last season and is continuing again in season 2019/2020! The Wellbeing champions program set out to select passionate individuals who players can go to in need of support with their wellbeing. Many things happen off the field we need help with and we often are unsure of who we can turn too. With the wellbeing champions in place, we will be able to be the link between players and service providers that can further support you.
Image: 2018/2019 crop of Wellbeing champions pictured with Mr. Craig O'Halloran
Struggling away from the footy field?
Find a service
There are many services in the Northern Territory that can help you look after your wellbeing.
If you need support around things like:
There's always a service that can help. To have a look, go to: https://ntcoss.org.au/directory/
Don't feel like talking to someone in person? eheadspace could be an option for you.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help: https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
If you or someone you know is at risk of harming themselves or others please click on https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/mental-health/24-hour-mental-health-hotlines for further information.
If you require emergency assistance, please call emergency services on 000.
Supporting friends and family
Helping a friend or family member through a hard time can be really difficult. For further information and tips on how you can better support a loved one, go to https://headspace.org.au/friends-and-family/life-issues/
Cameron Ilett and Shannon Rioli discuss mental health
Maintaining your mental health is just as important as maintaining your physical health. Like our bodies, our minds need training too! But unlike training your body, it’s not always obvious what you can do to train your mind.